Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.

This website may not display properly with Internet Explorer. For the best experience, please use a more recent browser such as the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Coronavirus Updates from NIEHS

COVID-19 Pandemic Vulnerability Index (PVI)

Environmental Factor Article
Climate Change, COVID-19 a Double Whammy for Vulnerable Populations - 11/1/2020
Extreme weather can worsen health problems for poor communities and minority groups battling COVID-19, said experts at NIEHS event.

Lesson Plans
COVID-19 PVI Lessons Plans - 10/6/2020
Examining Risk Factors Associated With COVID-19 Using the Pandemic Vulnerability Index.

Environmental Factor Article
Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Likely, Say Experts - 10/1/2020
National Academies workshop brings clarity to a key question underpinning the global pandemic’s spread.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Research Funding Targets Role of Genes, Environment - 10/1/2020
NIEHS and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases seek to understand why some people are more vulnerable to the disease.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Pandemic Vulnerability Tool a Hit in Wake County School - 10/1/2020
New lesson plans enhance students’ critical thinking skills by encouraging them to assess various COVID-19 risk factors.

Environmental Factor Article
SARS-CoV-2 Blocked by Newly Discovered Nanobodies — From a Llama - 10/1/2020
Antibody fragments that blocked the novel coronavirus from entering human cells show promise for treating COVID-19, yet need more study.

Environmental Factor Article
Computational Modeling Identifies Drug Candidates for SARS-CoV-2 - 10/1/2020
Scientists from the Division of the National Toxicology Program and their collaborators used computational modeling to probe databases and identify existing drugs that could be repurposed to fight SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Safety Plan Brought All Hands on Deck at NIEHS - 10/1/2020
Behind-the-scenes efforts ensured employees can return safely to work and have resulted in zero on-site transmissions.

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health
New Story Map Shows COVID-19 Disparities Along Racial and Ethnic Lines - 9/1/2020
A new interactive story map developed by NIEHS-funded researchers sheds light on how certain Los Angeles communities are faring in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Environmental Factor Article
Sleep Well During the Pandemic - 9/1/2020
Jackson shared practical tips for getting adequate, restful sleep during the pandemic on the NIH #CopingWithCOVID19 livestream series.

Environmental Factor Article
Pandemic Preparedness Requires Weather, Health Data, Experts Say - 9/1/2020
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists discussed how to bolster infectious disease modeling during an NIEHS webinar.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Supports Workers With Essential COVID-19 Training - 9/1/2020
Health care professionals and vulnerable populations benefit from targeted education.

Environmental Factor Article
Virtual COVID-19 Education Reaches U.S. and International Students - 9/1/2020
An NIEHS grant recipient started a new teaching series at Johns Hopkins University that helps youth protect themselves and others.

Global Environmental Health Article
COVID-19 Recovery Plans Should Put Children First, Experts Say - 8/1/2020
A new commentary from the World Health Organization (WHO)-UNICEF-Lancet Commission highlights the impacts of COVID-19 on children and calls for putting children at the center of recovery plans.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Antibody Study Launched by NIEHS - 8/1/2020
Year-long research project seeks much-needed information about antibodies from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Testing Technologies Boosted by New Funding - 8/1/2020
NIH supports diagnostic test research, including $1 million to NIEHS scientists Oswaldo Lozoya and Douglas Bell.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium Attracts National Audience - 8/1/2020
Early-career scientists gained insight from leaders in industry, government, and academia during the virtual event.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Employees Unite to Support Food Drive - 8/1/2020
Annual food drive goes virtual, meeting needs greater than ever, during coronavirus pandemic.

Environmental Factor Article
Teachers Take Virtual Tour of NIEHS, Brainstorm COVID-19 Lesson Plans - 8/1/2020
The institute hosted 55 educators from Wake County, North Carolina, as part of the annual SummerSTEM program.

Join an NIEHS Study
COVID-19 Antibody Detection Study - 7/1/2020
This yearlong study will test adult volunteers for antibodies in their blood that indicate exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Superfund Research Program Science Digest
Director's Letter - 6/1/2020
The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created uncertainty and strained our communities, businesses, and workplaces.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Research Grants Get Rapid NIEHS Funding - 5/1/2020
New opportunities for scientists to study how the environment may affect health outcomes related to the disease.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Scientists Join the Fight Against COVID-19 - 5/1/2020
Across the institute, researchers are lending their expertise to the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Environmental Factor Article
COVID-19 Researchers Gain Quick Access to Surveys, Protocols - 5/1/2020
Ready access to survey questionnaires, study protocols, and other resources makes for quick study launch and more consistent data.

Environmental Factor Article
NIEHS Cryo-EM Resources Support Fight Against Novel Coronavirus - 4/1/2020
NIEHS research on the virus aims to reveal structures suitable for targeted development of potential vaccines and treatments.

Environmental Factor Article
Protecting Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak - 4/1/2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NIEHS Worker Training Program showcased strategies to protect frontline workers, during a virtual workshop.

Press Release
COVID-19 Workers Get Training to Protect Their Own Health - 3/23/2020
NIEHS Worker Training Program is creating a COVID-19 virtual safety training initiative for frontline responders including emergency medical personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers, environmental cleanup workers, high-risk custodial service workers, food processing and delivery workers, water and sewage treatment workers, sanitation workers, and health care facility employees.

WTP Workshop
Protecting Infectious Disease Responders During the COVID-19 Outbreak - 3/17/2020

to Top